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Adopted -- Pauly Shore tries to adopt an African child in this trailer for the comedy


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2009 (USA) See more »
For hundreds of years, Africa has existed in a state of despair. Famine, civil wars and rampant disease have left the continent without hope... See more » | Add synopsis »
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It's Pauley Shore! What did you expect?! See more (8 total) »


Cindy Iglesias ... Cindy Iglesias

Pauly Shore ... Pauly Shore

Directed by
Pauly Shore 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pauly Shore  story

Produced by
Sam Hendrikse .... executive producer
Ann Roberts .... producer
Pauly Shore .... producer
Original Music by
The Newton Brothers 
Cinematography by
Bruce Cunningham 
Grant Nelson 
Film Editing by
Miles Barken 
Chester Contaoi 
Animation Department
Peter Conlon .... animation director
Brian Yarnell .... animator
Other crew
Neill Frank .... production coordinator
David Albert Pierce .... production counsel

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Rated R for some language
USA:80 min
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7 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
It's Pauley Shore! What did you expect?!, 14 July 2010
Author: Sister_Spooky from Providence, Rhode Island

"The events in this film are entirely fictitious…" and if you didn't figure that out before the end credits rolled, irony is clearly not your thing. You're awesome. Good job.

Since he introduced the The Weasel in the 80s, Pauly Shore's brand of comedy has been childish and unsophisticated; make no mistake, Adopted is no exception. But for the first time in his career, his objective seems to be sincere. Pauly draws attention to some heavy subject matter, while poking fun at the ridiculousness of celebrity, and pointing out the general lack of knowledge and superior attitude that too many people have towards adoption in Africa. I wouldn't go so far as to say Pauly is all grown-up – the fourteen-year old part of me will mourn the day that he does – but he has definitely found an interesting way to reconnect with his now all-grown-up audience.

Not unlike the crude, satirical style of Sacha Baron Cohen, Pauly Shore's sense of humor can be… tricky, but the message is that you CAN be aware and be sensitive and find a way to laugh all at the same time. And after all these years, he still makes me laugh.

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